On July 6, 2015 the EU Commission launched a public consultation (“Consultation“) on Directive 2010/13/EU on Audiovisual Media Services (the “Directive“). The text of the Consultation is available here. The Consultation process will expire on September 30, 2015.
There is an increasing usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”, more widely known as drones) for civil and commercial purposes: from environment monitoring to agriculture, from audiovisual productions to my favorite football team training… Whilst there are no doubts about the potential benefits of the civil use of drones, there is still no certainty about what are the most appropriate rules to address the data protection risks deriving from a large-scale deployment of drone technology.
The concerns are in essence very similar to those outlined for the Internet of Things (see here our post on IoT data protection concerns), as after all this is also about the increasing usage of sensors.